Shubman Gill was knocking hard at the selection doors with his continuous impressive show in the domestic circuit. The 19-year old prodigy batsman was finally rewarded for his good show as he received his maiden call-up to the Indian ODI squad. Gill along with all-rounder Vijay Shankar were the latest additions to the squad after Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were suspended.
Meanwhile, Gill has been in fine form in the ongoing Ranji Trophy. The talented batsman scored a fine double hundred for Punjab recently as he scored a fine 268 and it was a matter of time that he was to receive his call in the Indian squad.
Gill is an exciting young talent.
Gill also impressed with his skills in the Indian Premier League 2018. The right-hander scored 203 runs in 11 innings while averaging 33.83. Gill also scored a fifty for two-times champions Kolkata Knight Riders.
Subsequently, the writing was on the wall as Gill was making the right noises in the domestic circuit. In fact, the talented young batsman was the star of the show in the Under-19 World Cup triumph for India. Shubman Gill scored 364 runs in Under-19 World Cup. The right-hander also scored a fine century in the semi-final contest against Pakistan. Thus, Gill was the Player of the series.
Shubman Gill has shown the right promise to be the future of Indian cricket. Hence, the right-hander will like to prove his mettle at the big stage if he gets a chance in the playing XI. Meanwhile, Gill will join the squad for the series against New Zealand
Meanwhile, Australia won the first ODI of the three-match series by 34 runs. However, India will like to stay afloat in the series by winning the second match. The second ODI will take place at Adelaide Oval on January 15.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Shubman Gill inclusion in Indian squad:
A year ago, Shubman Gill was making his way to NZ for the #U19CWC. He was Player of the Tournament. Signed by KKR, he made an impact in the IPL. A remarkable FC season followed, where he averaged 100+ with a highest of 268. A year on, he heads to NZ with the seniors. What a year! https://t.co/Om0sHAazFq
— Ajesh Ramachandran (@Edged_and_taken) January 13, 2019
Apparently my campaign worked..Shubman Gill to fly to Australia to replace KL Rahul ???. Vijay Shankar replaces Hardik Pandya. Good luck! #AUSvIND
— Hemant (@hemantbuch) January 13, 2019
Very happy for Shubman Gill. The guy has talent in abundance and needed this opportunity to join the big league.
And we have Koffee with Karan to thank for this.
— V (@sarkasticsoul) January 13, 2019
India's future star's all format and My favourite :- Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Ayyar, Rishabh pant, Kamlesh , Siraj, Markande, Surykumar, Dhube, Mavi, etc best youngers available in Future cricket all format.
— Suyog Metkari (@suyogmetkari789) January 13, 2019
Shubman Gill to come in for the New Zealand tour has me so very stoked. Hope he gets a few innings to showcase his talent. Thank you, KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya! #INDvsNZ
— Umar. (@Umar__A7) January 13, 2019
my boy, shubman gill is finally on the team, im so proudd?♥️
— ? (@dekhahazarodafa) January 13, 2019
If the news that Shubman Gill is selected for India is true; it’s an excellent move. He is a special talent and it is prudent that he jumps the long queue of excellent young batsmen while he is in good form.
— ian bishop (@irbishi) January 12, 2019
Delighted for Shubman Gill, an excellent pick. Is an opener in every sense, hits them crisp, plays fearlessly and has immense belief.
— Shashank Kishore (@captainshanky) January 12, 2019
Great point Bish. Hugely talented. It will be interested to see who steps ahead over time Prithvi Shaw Or Shubman Gill. https://t.co/4rF7SRIOM5
— Scott Styris (@scottbstyris) January 12, 2019
Shubman Gill is a perfect choice. The youngster has got the break at the right time. He has proved his mettle for India U19, Punjab and now time to step up to the big league.
— Shayan Acharya (@ShayanAcharya) January 12, 2019
Btw, Shubman Gill makes it to Indian squad and suddenly no one cares about Mayank Agrawal.
— Shubh AggarWall (@shubh_chintak) January 12, 2019
1.20 AM. Grown people on TL going crazy over a 20-year-old's selection with only 3-4 months to the World Cup.
Only Shubman Gill can make this possible. Irrespective of how this turns out, the selection is commendable – both bold and refreshing.
— Elite Alagappan (@IndianMourinho) January 12, 2019
Many of my Indian followers have been raving about the youngster Shubman Gill. He's been named as a replacement for KL Rahul on the New Zealand leg of India's Antipodean tour. Could he debut before the World Cup? #AUSvIND #NZvIND
— NoComment (@HasinNoComment) January 12, 2019
If shubman gill debuts for India in this series i will watch and share each episode of #KoffeeWithKaran in my timeline !!!
— Jammy (@The_WaLLLLLLL) January 12, 2019
People going gaga over a teenager's selection, I bet no other team has two teenage superstars waiting to grab their chances @ the same time as Shubman Gill & Prithvi Shaw ? #AUSvIND
— Abhijith S (@Abhi_mania) January 13, 2019
— Om Mehta (@om_mehta) January 13, 2019
— Ajay Ratra (@ajratra) January 13, 2019
So excited for #ShubmanGill. Have always said that he's much more impressive than Prithvi Shaw. This may just end up as being a tour where he only ferries drinks, but it's a matter of time before he's making runs at the highest level.
— Snehal Pradhan (@SnehalPradhan) January 12, 2019